While time-series only contain sorted numeric values, tables can include various unsorted data types (strings, numbers, dates, etc.) and can be filtered by different fields. Through our interface, users can retrieve the entire table or any portion of it.
The tables API gives you a choice of three formats (JSON/XML/CSV) and libraries for multiple tools.
You do not need any special software to use the Quandl API. All calls are made directly in your browser's address bar. You can also make API calls from your computer's command line (console/terminal), using curl, wget or similar utilities.